Sussex Police: Fatal Herstmonceux house fire 'not suspicious'

An elderly woman has died in a fire at a house in East Sussex.

Fire crews rescued the woman from the property in West End, Herstmonceux, shortly after 14:00 GMT, but she was declared dead at the scene.

Sussex Police said the fire was not being treated as suspicious but a full investigation would be carried out.

Ch Insp Dick Coates said: "This is a desperately sad incident and our thoughts are with the lady's family and friends at this time."

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